THE OCEAN cleanup
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is teeming with plastic trash.
If the much-hyped system is a success, the tricky question is how to deal with all the plastic waste it will bring back.
And there's up to 16 times more trash than scientists had thought.
A young inventor has a cleanup plan -- but he has to understand the enormity first.
21-Year-Old Boyan Slat and The Ocean Cleanup have deployed their first working prototype in the North Sea. The main device is scheduled to be deployed by 2020 and could clean up the Pacific Garbage Patch in 20 years.
It could eventually remove more than 150 million pounds of trash from the Pacific Ocean.
The water filtration system is like one you'd find in a fish tank, but it's designed for an entire ocean.